Although it won't be official until the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, held July 25-28, Hillary Clinton, the former first lady, U.S. senator from New York and secretary of state, is the preemptive nominee for president for the Democratic ticket, a first in the history of the United States.
"Tonight's victory is not about one person," Clinton said in a speech addressing supporters following her wins in the June 7 primaries. "It belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible."
Clinton, the first to clinch the nomination for a major party, of course isn't the first woman in U.S. history to make a run for the presidency.
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